Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200.0kg; 3d6 HTH Damage 14 DEX 12 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 15 CON 10 12- 12 BOD 4 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 12 COM 1 11- 5 PD 2 Total: 5 PD (0 rPD) 4 ED 1 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 4 SPD 16 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 6 REC 0 30 END 0 30 STUN 2 Total Characteristics Cost: 71 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 4 "Great Vision": +2 PER with Sight Group Perks 4 Reputation: The King of the Harpooners (seamen) 14-, +2/+2d6 Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 4 +2 OCV with Harpoons 6 Penalty Skill Levels: +4 vs. Range Modifier with Harpoons 0 Acting 8- 2 Animal Handler (Aquatic Animals) 12- 0 AK: Home Country Or Region 8- 3 Climbing 12- 1 Concealment 8- 4 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 0 Language: French (idiomatic; literate) 2 Navigation (Marine) 12- 3 Persuasion 12- 5 PS: Fisherman/Harpooner 14- 0 PS: Seaman 8- 3 Stealth 12- 4 Survival (Marine, Tropical) 12- 3 Tracking 12- 3 TF: Large Motorized Boats, Large Wind-Powered Boats, Rafts, Small Rowed Boats 4 WF: Handguns, Javelins and Thrown Spears, Polearms and Spears, Rifles 65 Total Powers & Skills Cost 136 Total Character Cost 50+ Disadvantages 15 Enraged: when confined or otherwise "unfree" (Uncommon), go 11-, recover 11- 15 Psychological Limitation: Idealistic (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Loves To Hunt (Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Lower Class (Occasionally, Minor) 36 Experience 136 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Ned Land is a French Canadian, born in Quebec, Canada, in 1827. From a family of fishermen, he naturally gravitated to life at sea. Joining a crew, he served for many years before his skill with a harpoon became legendary. Now forty years old, he was a natural choice to join the crew of the Abraham Lincoln, sent to capture or kill the "giant narwhal" that threatened shipping.
Personality/Motivation: Ned Land is a man more complicated than he initially appears to be. As a Canadian living during a time of the end of Empires, Ned is devoted to the ideals of freedom and self-expression; in some cases, to a great and violent degree. His is the first voice raised in anger when he and his friends are imprisoned, and he is the first to speak of escape. On the other hand, he is quite capable of planning and forethought, and is not as unintelligent as others might think. While on board the Nautilus, he consistently punctures Professor Arronax's self-possession. As befits the King of the Harpooners, Ned is easily swayed by the promise of a good hunt. While he is best known for his ability to harpoon whales, he is also quite capable of surviving on land, as he demonstrates when given a chance. This skill is probably the result of his immense competitive streak - he loves to rise to challenges and thrills to hunting and living off the land.
Quote: "To my way of thinking, a man is not really alive unless he is free."
Powers/Tactics: Ned Land is extremely good at fighting with his harpoon, using his skill to good stead on a number of occasions. Complementing his harpooning skill is his fantastic eyesight, good enough to spot a dark shape in the water at night from the deck of the Abraham Lincoln—no mean feat! Ned's typical reaction to danger is one of violence, but he is quite capable of using good tactics when the need arises.
Appearance: Cavor is described thus: "He was a short, round-bodied, thin-legged little man, with a jerky quality in his motions; he had seen fit to clothe his extraordinary mind in a cricket cap, an overcoat, and cycling knickerbockers and stockings. Why he did so I do not know, for he never cycled and he never played cricket. It was a fortuitous concurrence of garments, arising I know not how. He gesticulated with his hands and arms, and jerked his head about and buzzed. He buzzed like something electric. You never heard such buzzing. And ever and again he cleared his throat with a most extraordinary noise."
Designer's Notes: Ned is over six feet tall and strongly built. Although his exact features are never described by Arronax, he most likely bears the stereotypical French Canadian features, or at least what those features were thought to be in France in the 1870s.
(Ned Land created by Jules Verne, character sheet created by Roland Volz)